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How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gently

Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions.
It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system.

In brief: Gently

Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions.
It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. David Aizuss
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rinse

Boric acid merely acts as a rinse and may provide comfort.
Most eye infections are viral and run their course with our without treatment. The boric acid solution may give added comfort in some cases.

In brief: Rinse

Boric acid merely acts as a rinse and may provide comfort.
Most eye infections are viral and run their course with our without treatment. The boric acid solution may give added comfort in some cases.
Dr. David Aizuss
Dr. David Aizuss
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